Tag Archives: New Jersey

2017 Ellis Island Quarter released at the former immigration center

The new 2017 Ellis Island National Monument quarter, 39th coin in the 2010-2021 National Park quarter series and 4th new design for 2017, is now in circulation. An official launch ceremony for the new Ellis Island quarter was held at 11 am ET on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at the flag pole area of the […]

Ellis Island National Monument quarter design finalized

On September 1, 2016, the U.S. Mint unveiled the final design for the 2017 Ellis Island National Monument quarter. The special reverse design will depict an immigrant family approaching Ellis Island with expressions of both hope and uncertainty. The boy proudly holds a small American flag as the immigration center’s Hospital Building is seen beyond […]

Candidate designs for new 2017 Ellis Island National Monument Quarter

Several candidate designs for the new 2017 Ellis Island National Monument quarter were considered in October 2015 by the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) and the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). The CFA recommended design NJ-01 as best representing the history and setting of Ellis Island with an immigrant family, the waters of New York […]

Ellis Island National Monument (Statue of Liberty) honored 39th in National Park Quarter Series

Located on Ellis Island in New York Harbor off the southern tip of Manhattan, Ellis Island National Monument is a tribute to what was America’s busiest immigration center for over 60 years from 1892-1954. The Statue of Liberty stands on Liberty Island just south of Ellis Island. Approximately 12 million immigrants entered the United States […]